Reilly Olinger


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Following the November 2018 midterm elections, both houses of the New Hampshire legislature have secured a veto-proof majority that will allow for a repeal of the death penalty.

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NH legislature passes death penalty repeal

On April 11, the New Hampshire Senate voted 17-6 to repeal the death penalty. With the House passing an identical version of the bill, House Bill 455, last month in a vote of 279-88, the legislature has the necessary two-thirds majority to override a potential veto from Gov. Chris Sununu (R).